Personal insolvencies on the verge of highest level for a decade

Posted in Blog, Insolvency | Posted on 31 Oct, 2019

According to official figures, the number of people facing insolvency is set to reach the highest level for almost a decade, following an annual increase of more than 22 per cent in December.

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How can I spot the signs of fraud?

Posted in Blog, Forensic | Posted on 30 Oct, 2019

More than five and a half million offences of fraud are now thought to take place each year, accounting for almost half of all crime in the country.

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IR35: BBC Presenter loses appeal over £400,000 tax bill

Posted in Blog, HMRC, SMEs, SMEs / Business, Tax | Posted on 30 Oct, 2019

Television presenter Christa Ackroyd has lost an appeal at the Upper Tribunal over her tax status at the BBC.

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Time to think about tax returns, says HMRC

Posted in Blog, HMRC, SMEs, SMEs / Business, Tax | Posted on 25 Oct, 2019

Is it that time of the year already? Today, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has reminded taxpayers that they have just 100 days to go until the 31 January tax return deadline.

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BRC leading calls for more to be done to protect the retail industry

Posted in Blog, SMEs / Business | Posted on 24 Oct, 2019

According to the latest data from the British Retail Consortium (BRC), there were around 85,000 job losses in the retail sector in the past year.

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Government grant schemes available for electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Posted in Blog, SMEs, SMEs / Business, Tax | Posted on 23 Oct, 2019

The Government has a number of grant schemes available to help with the installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, in order to support the wider use of electric and hybrid vehicles.

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Finance affecting SMEs and their export potential

Posted in Blog, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 21 Oct, 2019

According to the UK’s export credit agency, Capital Economics for UK Export Finance (UKEF), 60 per cent of companies have cited finance as a key obstacle to exporting.

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New cybersecurity project to protect businesses from online fraud, says Government

Posted in Blog, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 18 Oct, 2019

The Government is launching a new cybersecurity programme to protect businesses from the threat of online fraud.

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Government awards £2 million fund to help solve problems faced by small businesses

Posted in Blog, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 17 Oct, 2019

The Government has announced that a £2 million fund is to be distributed in a bid to help address many of the common problems faced by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

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FCA announces crackdown on car financing industry

Posted in Blog, SMEs, SMEs / Business | Posted on 16 Oct, 2019

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK’s financial regulator, has announced a crackdown on the car financing industry, saving drivers £165 million.

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